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Rexam Personal Care focuses on hand sanitizing products for next year’s flu season

BY Michael Johnsen

ALKMAAR, Netherlands Rexam Personal Care, makers of mechanical foaming hand sanitizers, on Tuesday announced that the company is recalibrating marketplace needs around foaming hand sanitizer dispensers for the fall/winter 2010/2011 flu season following a dramatic spike in demand linked to the worldwide 2009 novel H1N1 pandemic.

“International concerns of the H1N1 virus caught some in the industry by surprise,” stated Casper Kleiman, product manager – foam, Rexam Personal Care. “Already this year, we hear of customers planning ahead and fine-tuning their production needs well in advance of the 2010-11 flu season.”

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Duane Reade carries Dapple products

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Dapple, a line of baby-safe, baby-specific household cleaning products, announced that its Dapple dish liquid and Dapple toy cleaner products now are available at Duane Reade.

“We are delighted to add Dapple baby-safe products to our exciting array of merchandise that we actively tailor to meet the needs of New Yorkers.  We know that New York Moms are increasingly interested in baby-safe and environmentally sound products, so we found Dapple to a be great fit for our offering,” said Joe Magnacca, chief merchandising officer, Duane Reade.

To find a Duane Reade store near you that carries the Dapple products, please visit www.dapplebaby.com/storelocator or www.duanereade.com.

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TechWorld Medicals product best in show at ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy conference

BY Michael Johnsen

DALLAS TechWorld Medicals was awarded “Best New Product” Wednesday evening at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy conference held here for its NasalCare nasal rinse starter kit.

NasalCare is a nasal-sinus irrigation system with a patented anti-backflow technology that’s been granted 510(k) approval by the Food and Drug Administration. According to the company, the anti-backflow technology helps prevent contamination and is easier to clean after use. A protective cap prevents bacteria and debris from entering the NasalCare reservoir when not in use.

As opposed to some more traditional nasal irrigation systems, NasalCare also features a positive pressure flow so that patients don’t have to tip their heads when using, noted Lilly Zhang, president of TechWorld Medicals.

The patented nasal rinse mix included with the product contains sea salts, aloe vera and citric acid/sodium citrate as a pH balancer.

Suggested retail price is $14.99 for both the adult size and pediatric version.

Sponsored by Drug Store News, the “Best New Product” honor is selected by retail buyers in attendance.

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